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Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:20

French Embassy in South Africa to host Innovation Wall, 10 startups at AI Expo Africa 2020

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French Ambassador, Aurélien Lechevallier

AI Media Group – organisers of Africa’s largest B2B focused Artificial Intelligence(AI), Data Science and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) trade show – are pleased to announce the French Embassy in South Africa as a sponsor of AI Expo Africa 2020.

The expo, which is now in its third year, moves online this year and will be held on 3 and 4 September as a virtual event, with an extended 30-day life, post-show to allow for greater engagement across the African continent.

The French Embassy will this year host an Innovation Wall, as well as a dedicated French Pavilion which will showcase 10 French AI and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) startups.

No stranger to the trade show, the French Embassy were Premium Sponsors of AI Expo Africa 2019 where the embassy, together with Business France, showcased French innovation and expertise in robotics, AI and other 4IR technologies.

French Ambassador, Aurélien Lechevallier said: "We are thrilled to take part for the second year in AI Expo Africa. The development of Artificial Intelligence is a major priority for the French government. We aim at realising with our international partners the full potential of Artificial Intelligence and to include the greatest number of people. In particular, the Global Partnership on AI – GPAI, led by France and our Canadian colleagues, should gather more and more African stakeholders in the years to come, around an Artificial Intelligence based on human rights, diversity, innovation and economic growth.”

AI Expo Africa Event Director Roy Bannister stated, “We’re delighted to welcome our French colleagues back to AI Expo Africa, albeit in a slightly different format, as we move to an online event this year. The return of the French Delegation signals the confidence that this international contingent has in our value as Africa’s largest AI/4IR business event, and in our ability to recreate the success of AI Expo Africa as a ‘Digital Twin’ of our face-to-face expo offerings.”

The French Embassy & Business France join a growing list of thought leaders and companies that have engaged with the AI Expo Africa community. AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, IBM, PWC, Genesys, Kenyan Government, ITU, Nvidia, Intel, SA Government, Dimension Data, UiPath, Blue Prism, Vodacom, Hikvision, SAP, SAS, Telkom, Deloitte, Accenture, EY, Persistent Systems, ABSA and Standard Bank have all been part of the community as the show grows into the next decade.

About AI Expo Africa 2020

Produced by the AI Media Group and with 3000+ community members, AI Expo Africa is now entering its third successful year and is the largest B2B trade focused Artificial Intelligence, RPA & Data Science business conference in Africa. The 2020 edition of AI Expo Africa will run online on 3-4 September 2020 and builds upon the phenomenal success of the 2018 and 2019 events that cemented it as the largest gathering of its kind, with over 1000 registered delegates, decision makers, investors, buyers, suppliers, innovators, SMBs and global brands in the region. Those looking to attend the conference can save up to 30% on a super early bird ticket NOW by accessing our sale that ends on 30 June.


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